HOUSE OF HYPOCRITES
HOUSE OF HYPOCRITES
oil painting about the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade
background: Supreme Court building front: statue of Aphrodite (The Metropolitan Museum of Art), goddess of fertility right: broken justice scale: symbolizing injustice (which is also made clear by the dark clouds in the back), at first glance it looks equal, yet when you look closer you see that it's broken off, but why is it still straight?
1. Because the supreme court believes they handled things fairly
2. The supreme court is using a system that isn't fair, but they portray it as fair. If a scale is balanced that means that it's fair, so they'll use anything to make it look fair. (now we see through them)
left: protest sign ‘’no uterus, no opinion’’
Abortion = healthcare!
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. in 1973. Individual states can now choose their own abortion laws. This will cause more restrictions, and thus, make it harder and more dangerous for people to get abortions. It is foolish to think that this will make abortion rates go down, it will only endanger people in need of abortions. We need to be vocal about this. It is not enough to stay silent. Talk about it, spread awareness, and try to help.
This is also a reminder of the ruling that came into effect in Poland on the 27th of January 2021. Abortions are only allowed if the person’s life is at risk or if they were raped. However, in reality, it is almost impossible to obtain a legal abortion. Every year thousands of people leave Poland to access abortion care in other European countries, while others import medical abortion pills or seek extra-legal abortion in Poland. Polish people, particularly those in difficult socio-economic situations, have to depend on the crucial help from civil society organizations, with often limited resources (Amnesty International, 2022).